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The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: History, American
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Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times best-selling author, explains how the Supreme Court has spilled beyond its constitutional powers and how we the people should take that power back. 

Taking his typically in-depth, historically informed view, Thom Hartmann asks: What if the Supreme Court didn't have the power to strike down laws? According to the Constitution, it doesn't. From the founding of the republic until 1803, the Supreme Court was the final court of appeals, as it was always meant to be. So where did the concept of judicial review start? As so much of modern American history, it began with the battle between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, and with Marbury v. Madison. 

Hartmann argues it is not the role of the Supreme Court to decide what the law is, but rather the duty of the people themselves. He lays out the history of the Supreme Court of the United States, since Alexander Hamilton's defense to modern-day debates, with key examples of cases where the Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional powers. The ultimate remedy to the Supreme Court's abuse of power is with the people - the ultimate arbiter of the law - using the ballot box. America does not belong to the kings and queens; it belongs to the people.

©2019 Thom Hartmann (P)2019 Thom Hartmann

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A must read to understand why voting is essential.

This book was more than amazing. I wish I knew more people to recommend it to. I don't care who you vote for, it is just essential that we all do. Read this book and find out why.

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Brilliant report on our bleak prospects

Benjamin Franklin once said 'I gave you a Republic, if you can keep it?'
The founders had foresight, wisdom, hope, honor and knew they were passing on something remarkable.
Have we, the products of hope and dreams and sacrifice and this remarkable gifts chosen to end the last best hope of mankind,
I hope not but the question is not in our stars it is in our time